Minimal aortic injury

Case contributed by Dr Vincent Tatco


Recent vehicular accident

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

There is a small linear filling defect, representing an intimal flap (intimal tear), at the inferior wall of the aortic isthmus.

Annotated image

Red arrow highlights the position of the intimal flap at the aortic isthmus.

Case Discussion

With a history of recent trauma, the imaging finding is consistent with minimal aortic injury. This finding can easily be missed without multiplanar reconstructions. 

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Case information

rID: 57093
Published: 6th Dec 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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